As we all know, Christmas is a time for reflection, rest, and seeing your loved ones. More importantly, it’s the only time of the year when it is acceptable to fill a bath with twiglets and watch The Muppets’ Christmas Carol (at least it is in my house). So here’s a quick rundown of this year’s festive TV highlights.
THE FABULOUS BAKER BROTHERS DO CHRISTMAS
Everybody’s favourite baking duo have cooked up 12 mouthwatering dishes for the 12 days of Christmas. Forget the sprouts, how about whisky-smoked salmon? Bosh.
BRADLEY WIGGINS: A VERY BRITISH CHAMPION
Aah Wiggo, is there anything he can’t do?
More4 are repeating their documentary about the mod, god and newly crowned Sports Personality of the Year.
UNIVERISTY CHALLENGE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
‘Why are we watching this? I never know any of the answers and I just—Hydrochloric acid?! Oh, it was John Milton. Still I was close. Anyway, why are we watching this?’
Get those answers in quick to avoid a Paxo stuffing…
STRICTLY COME DANCING
Our own Bruno Tonioli and his fellow judges will be presiding over this year’s final. Expect laughs, tears and bauble puns aplenty.
Betty’s done her speech, you’ve scrubbed all the goose fat off the oven door, and you’re just about hoping that John Lewis snowman gets run over on the motorway. What better way to calm down than a repeat of a documentary about Eddie Stobart lorries on Channel 5? Cracking stuff!
David Mitchell and Benedict Cumberbatch aren’t the biggest of fans, but the rest of country will be tuning in to see half the Downton lot off on their summer hols whilst the others prepare for the Thirsk Country Fair. Here’s hoping for extending scenes of Maggie Smith guessing the weight of a cake with acerbic asides.
Sky Atlantic treat us to a show about Richard E. Grant staying in expensive hotels
whilst Channel 4 go with hairy-footed, sword-fest, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. At just over seventeen hours long, expect scenes of an Elven nature.
And finally, everyone’s favourite hapless heroine Miranda Hart kicks off series three of her eponymous outing with a festive special.